Forum maintenance and reconfiguration

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Forum maintenance and reconfiguration

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Over the next week or so I will be making some adjustments to the configuration of this server, and installing some application software updates.

There will be some brief disruptions to normal operation, but these should only last a few minutes. I will be carrying out this work between 7am and 4pm UK time.

As there are several different tasks and software packages involved, I can't give a specific timetable.

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Re: Forum maintenance and reconfiguration

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I am currently testing a change to the server configuration for this site, which should not have made any noticeable difference for normal users.

Please tell me if you see anything strange in the forum operation for the rest of today.
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How abnormal does a user have to be to notice a difference? :rofl2:
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Re: Forum maintenance and reconfiguration

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Mere eccentricity is insufficient.
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Re: Forum maintenance and reconfiguration

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I think we should all form an orderly queue . . . :spineyes: :spineyes: :spineyes:
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white exec wrote:
09 May 2019, 13:52
I think we should all form an orderly queue . . . :spineyes: :spineyes: :spineyes:

An orderly queue from this disorderly rabble? You are asking a bit much, aren't you! :D
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Re: Forum maintenance and reconfiguration

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Back to topic :shock:

I will need to take the forum off-line for an hour or so tomorrow morning to test a new server configuration. I will probably start around 8:30 am.
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Re: Forum maintenance and reconfiguration

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I have made the main reconfiguration, which seems to have been successful, but I need to make some further tests and adjustments over the next few days. This may result in a occasional dropped connections and error messages.

I am aware that wiki images are not currently displaying correctly, I will fix that later today. Let me know if anything else seems significantly broken.
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Re: Forum maintenance and reconfiguration

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Something new. Had to do a capture (capcha? something like that-you know what I mean) question to login for the first ever time. Unaware as the message indicated that I had made too many attempts to login...

Yes went in and out and it required another captcha

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Re: Forum maintenance and reconfiguration

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
10 May 2019, 23:19
Something new. Had to do a capture (capcha? something like that-you know what I mean) question to login for the first ever time. Unaware as the message indicated that I had made too many attempts to login...

Yes went in and out and it required another captcha

Regards Neil

Same here just now.
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Re: Forum maintenance and reconfiguration

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Sorry about the login issues. I don't know what has caused them (something to do with cookies I imagine). I am hoping that it only affects each user once.
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Ditto again this morning
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Same yet again here.
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Re: Forum maintenance and reconfiguration

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Fine here, straight in as normal, yesterday evening was down, but you knew that....I hope
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Re: Forum maintenance and reconfiguration

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I have changed a cookie parameter which may fix this issue. If it is still happening, I will reset all of the cookies on the server (which will log everyone out).